Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Scott Engel - Devil Surfer c/w Your Guess
|The A-side of this single is actually a pretty cool surf instro, though with the chorus and all, it's aimed squarely at AM radio. Scott Engel was later Scott Walker of the Walker Brothers. The Challenge 45 was issued in June 1963 after being picked up from Martay.|
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Track by Track Review
This rare single featured early work by future Walker Brothers guitarist Scott Engel. It's more like a sped up Monarchs than pure surf, but it's infectious and punctuated with the best Devil's laugh on a surf disc. It's rhythmic and mighty cool.
This was the B-side of "Devil Surfer." It's nothing like it. The guitar is played on the high register and sounds of liquid MOR, maybe a little Les Paul-ish. The chorus drives away any possibility of rock and roll.